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  • Diving into the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) ‘Final Rule’ on arbitration agreements

    Diving into the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) ‘Final Rule’ on arbitration agreements

    CMS issued its Final Rule for skilled nursing facilities in fall 2016. What you need to know about how to implement new rules on binding arbitration.

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  • Are eligibility changes putting you at risk?

    Are eligibility changes putting you at risk?

    In the midst of potential changes to the ACA it can be easy to forget the importance of the basics like patient eligibility. Checking for changes in patient insurance coverage will always be a top...

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  • Providers should assume status quo on MACRA

    Providers should assume status quo on MACRA

    Providers unsure about whether to proceed with MACRA activities in 2017 are urged to continue documenting, despite the atmosphere in Washington, D.C.

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  • Medicare and Medicaid could face dramatic change

    Medicare and Medicaid could face dramatic change

    Changes are around the corner now that a new administration is in place. Medicare and Medicaid will be under scrutiny as legislators consider their future.

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  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Top challenges in 2017 for software vendors and RCM companies

    [INFOGRAPHIC] Top challenges in 2017 for software vendors and RCM companies

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  • Value-based care: burden or benefit?

    Value-based care: burden or benefit?

    With the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s hard to know which features of the program, if any, will be preserved.

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  • What growth really means

    What growth really means

    ABILITY and our Strategic Partners are looking for continued growth, bolstered by ABILITY | ACCESS® RCM, our all-payer revenue cycle management application.

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  • Is patient bad debt hurting your bottom line?

    Is patient bad debt hurting your bottom line?

    Healthcare providers are increasingly finding themselves acting as banks and bill collectors when it comes to getting paid for care. With the rise of high-deductible health plans and other...

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  • Looking into the unknown: a 2017 healthcare preview

    Looking into the unknown: a 2017 healthcare preview

    With a major change in political leadership, healthcare policy is up in the air. Congress will tackle its plans for reshaping the industry in January.

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  • President signs landmark mental health reform

    President signs landmark mental health reform

    As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, mental health reform has become law with the president’s signature in December 2016. It’s the most significant mental health reform in more than 50 years.

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  • Major skilled nursing facilities regulatory overhaul to be phased in over three years

    Major skilled nursing facilities regulatory overhaul to be phased in over three years

    Get the overview and highlights of the new CMS Final Rule for SNFs. Has your organization fully evaluated the Final Rule?

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  • Avoid patient coverage surprises after Open Enrollment

    Avoid patient coverage surprises after Open Enrollment

    Open enrollment can create uncertainty and costly oversights for every healthcare provider. Here's what you can do to avoid patient coverage surprises.

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  • What’s to become of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

    What’s to become of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

    With "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act a campaign mantra, speculation abounds about whether and how this can be accomplished. Time will tell.

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  • President's mental health parity task force weighs in

    President's mental health parity task force weighs in

    Multiple government agencies weighed in at the end of October on the best way to achieve and enforce mental health parity in insurance coverage.

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  • Why payroll vendors may fall short for PBJ reporting

    Why payroll vendors may fall short for PBJ reporting

    The first PBJ reporting deadline is near, and some SNFs are relying on payroll vendors to help them meet it. Read why this may not be the best solution.

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  • ABILITY Network announces 2016 HomeCare Elite® honorees

    ABILITY Network announces 2016 HomeCare Elite® honorees

    The 2016 HomeCare Elite® winners represent the top home health agencies. As payers shift to value-based payments, performance measures are vital.

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  • Industry relief and reactions to MACRA final rules

    Industry relief and reactions to MACRA final rules

    Physicians may be breathing a sigh of relief that CMS has issued final rules for MACRA. Reports and commentaries are flowing in from industry observers.

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  • New health insurance eligibility game plans needed for 2017

    New health insurance eligibility game plans needed for 2017

    Medical providers would be wise to start thinking about insurance eligibility as the start to 2017 promises to be especially challenging.

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  • Proposed CMS codes and fees align with realities for physicians

    Proposed CMS codes and fees align with realities for physicians

    CMS is proposing a Medicare 2017 Physician Fee Schedule that recognizes the added complexity and expanding role of the family physician.

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  • Two key questions about our next-generation RCM application

    Two key questions about our next-generation RCM application

    We answer the top customer questions about our next-generation RCM application: explaining custom business rules and how the system tracks edits.

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